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26th Annual Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball

The Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball returns for its 26th year at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet on

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 6:30 pm to midnight.

Grammy Winning Cajun Band
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

One More TBA

EVENT INFO:

Cajun & Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball, Saturday, February 10, 2018

Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI 02905

6:30 pm – midnight

Tickets Go On Sale – Tuesday, November 21 at 10am

Buy Tickets!

The ball features a costume contest with cash prizes in a variety of categories including:

best group, best couple, best individual and a Grand Prize of $250 for best overall costume.

Lodging available at the Rodeway Inn, 1940 Post Road, Warwick RI  02886
Rooms are $79 per night.  Ask for the Mardi Gras rate.

To benefit VSA Arts RI 

For more information, click here

 

 

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Prince of Bebop Greg Abate’s total commitment to live jazz for 3 decades

Few alto players on the post-bop scene have the whole package like Greg Abate. The globally recognized bandleader is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, an educator, as well as a true ambassador for jazz music. Through the decades, Abate has impressed enough of the real jazz folks to earn the nickname “the prince of bebop, ” which makes good sense if you’ve ever seen him perform. The trio behind his work is undeniable, the power, passion and creative ability is in full view. Abate’s emotions emerge in every note.
“Abate is not content to rely on stock bebop riffs and standard chord progressions, ” says the Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich. “Rather, the sharp angularity of his phrases and the often startling pauses in his fast-moving lines give his work a feeling of constant invention and creativity.”

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“River of January is an album that adventures off the beaten path”

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

 

River of January
Dave Zinno Unisphere
Whaling City Sound
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River of January is a Latin jazz album that adventures off the beaten path, sweeping the listener away in a stellar journey. Lively and exciting, the songs rouse the listener’s spirit and showcase the performers’ talents for creativity and improvisation. Highly recommended. The tracks are “Babycakes” (8:27), “Remember When” (7:54), “Feir a Hippie” (6:43), “Inverno Sem Rio” (7:39), “Little Lilli” (10:52), “Recife Blues” (6:45), “Wichita Lineman” (6:47), “South End Blues” (6:08), “Rapanui” (3:41) and “Um a Zero” (3:28).

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Eric Wyatt and Dave Zinno selected for New Jazz Adds

By Dave Rogers

 

Eric Wyatt – Look To The Sky (Whaling City): Saxophonist/singer/composer is obviously a hard bop player who is strongly influenced by John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. He plays a unique version of “My Favorite Things” sounding a lot like Coltrane but also leading a choral part with Andrea Miller that sounds more like the Rodgers & Hammerstein original. The remainder of the disc is instrumental and features Benito Gonzales (piano), Keyon Harrold (trumpet), Eric Wheeler (bass), with Shinnasuke Takahashi and Kyle Poole trading off on drums. There are some very strong tales on this disc. Click Here to purchase the CD

 

Dave Zinno – Unisphere (Whaling City): I was immediately curious about this comment in the liner notes to this disc, “Unisphere…infuses the vanguard of modern jazz with what I heard as a romanticism all too uncommon in artistic expression corrupted by the materialist zeitgeist. ‘Evolution’ and “change” are not synonymous, and these guys know it.” I didn’t have to listen long to hear the romanticism and the joy. And they swing! Leader Dave Zinno (bass), Mike Tucker (tenor sax), Leo Genovese (piano, melodica), Rafael Barata (drums) and guest Eric “Benny” Bloom (trumpet) have a delightful sound: joyful, cool, swinging, warm and infectious. There are two originals by Zinno, three by Mike Tucker, and one by Genovese and four covers. Sweet! Click Here to purchase the CD

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